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Dermatology Consultation
4520 Executive Drive, Suite 325, San Diego, CA, 92121
9850 Genesee Ave, Suite 850, La Jolla, CA, 92037
890 Eastlake Parkway, Ste 202, Chula Vista, CA, 91914

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As a leading expert in all medical matters involving the skin, dermatologist Darrell Gonzales serves La Jolla and the greater San Diego area with world-class skin treatments. Dr. Gonzales is an expert in helping patients achieve their skin health and rejuvenation goals. By leveraging his extensive experience and advanced training, Dr. Gonzales delivers the best results to patients. A native of California, Dr. Gonzales received his bachelor’s of science degree from UCLA, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Gonzales obtained his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, one of the top medical schools in the country. After completing a medical internship at Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Gonzales went on to receive his dermatology specialty training at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. In addition to his clinical training, Dr. Gonzales has been involved in a wide range of medical research, from basic science to health policy issues. Dr. Gonzales is a board-certified dermatologist, fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and fellow of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. He is a sought-after speaker and practitioner for his knowledge of acne, psoriasis, skin cancer and advanced laser therapies, including Intense Pulse Light (IPL) and Active FX. Dr. Gonzales is known for his warm bedside manner, meticulous attention to detail, and high integrity. Patients refer their own family, friends, and colleagues to his practice knowing that he provides the highest standard of care in a very warm and comfortable environment. In his spare time, Dr. Gonzales enjoys spending time with his wife, Jaime, and enjoying the beautiful San Diego outdoors. Dr. Gonzales is an avid surfer and encourages all his patients to have fun in the sun while practicing smart skin protection. So if you are searching for a skin dermatologist in the San Diego area, contact Dr. Gonzales in La Jolla today.

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Amazing Doctor, Gentleman, and Father. Really cares about my family health and treatment.

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Very professional, explained what he was doing, reassured me that he found nothing wrong.

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Wonderful doctor and office

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Interesting first session -- was surprised about the brevity of the appointment and fact that the doctor is only available in Chula Vista one afternoon per week (e.g., limited availability). But overall, was impressed with physician and staff -- looking forward to follow-up appointments.

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He honestly has the best bedside manner. Extremely empathetic and wants you to feel your best you can inside and out. As a current healthcare workermyself, he really does stand out at the top.

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Dr. Darrell Gonzales is an amazingly gentle, caring and truly loving doctor. He truly listens, takes the patients' concerns and queries into consideration and executes according to the patients needs. He is thorough in his explanations of procedures to be done, and is refreshingly transparent. He truly cares about the patient thru his mannerism and gentleness. I highly recommend this Dermatological Physician to all and will pass his name along to all my friends, and I will add the amazing staff and assistants that work alongside him are equally lovely, caring and informative. I feel my husband and I are the most lucky patients to have a competent, thorough, gentle and caring doctor for all our dermatology needs. Check this office out, they truly all LAVA ROCK in my list of great doctors. Thanks to all of them for their magnificence and to Dr. Gonzales for really loving what he does for all patients.

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Dr. Gonzales is amazingly talented and well-versed on product and technique. Truly an artist.

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Dr. G is terrific.

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Excellent visit with the doctor. Good bedside manner. Explained every step in procedure and gave future recommendations.

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Excellent appointment - saw me immediately, comprehensive visit with clear explanation.

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You are in good hands with DR. Gonzales. I have been his patient for many years and I trust him completely. He does not perform unnecessary procedures with regard to potential skin cancer and is conservative in his approach. He knows skin! I have recommended him without hesitation to friends.

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My visit with Dr. Gonzales was magnificent! He is very knowledgeable in his field of medicine and very throrough in his examination of a patient. He works quickly and efficiently, and takes as much time as is necessary to explain things and to discuss the treatment needed. I feel comfortable and safe while under his care and trust his advice. Being a physician myself, I recognize when a colleague is excelent, and Dr. Gonzales most certainly is.

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I have never met a more jovial doctor than Dr. Gonzales. Keeps your smiling, great and fast!

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If only all Dr.'s were like Dr. Gonzales!! My husband and I are so happy to meet a Dr. who is prompt, gentle, kind and caring. And...another plus- has a staff who are the same. Win-Win Spoiled for all other Dr.'s

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Great doctor, puts you at ease, did not feel a thing when I had some small proceedures done. One of the best doctors I have ever dealt with.

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Plain spoken. Wants to communicate effectively. Terrific physician!

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Very personable and professional.

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Dr. Gonzales was very warm and caring. He made me feel very comfortable. He is very thorough.

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I was plesantly surprised. He was very thorough and great bedside manner. I would recommend him.

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This was my first appointment with Dr. Gonzales and I found him to be very professional and thorough in his examination and recommendations.

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Competent, efficient, friendly. Explains medical information clearly without condescension.

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As always, visiting Dr. Gonzales is a pleasant experience. He is professional, friendly and puts the patient at ease.

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My appointment was first thing in the morning so I could carry on with my day. Efficient while being thorough. I like that he is a healthy athlete.

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Pleasant, professional demeanor. Great attention to detail. Always willing to answer questions.

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Having had the good fortune to never have had stiches before I was a little nervous about the procedure considering the pain inflicted during the previous biopsies. Doctor Darrell made sure it was painless. I was pleasantly surprised. I'm looking forward to the removal next week. Thanks again for a job well done. Mark

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Very pleasant Doctor!!

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It went so smooth. I was reminded of my appointment the day before , then again 2 hours before by Zocdoc. I love my doctor. He takes good care of me.

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Great Experience

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Dr. Gonzales is very thorough, makes you feel comfortable.

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I appreciated the way the docltor explained his diagnoses.

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He is kind,caring and listens to your concerns. I feel very comfortable with Dr. Gonzales.

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Visiting this office today was one of the best medical appointments I have ever had. The office was professional, on-time and informative.

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I think Dr. Gonzales was very thorough and seemed highly competent. This was my first visit to him, but I did like hime and plan to keep him as my dermatologist.

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Best dermatologist that I have ever had the pleasure to deal with my issues. Smart, knowledgeable, speaks in easily understood terms, obviously very capable and friendly to ease any possible communication issues.

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Went in for a laser facial treatment this time. You have to wait 40 minutes for the numbing product first but Dr. Gonzalez was great. Did the treatment personally and although it isn't pleasant he explains everything throughout and was excellent. I will return for another for sure!

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Very informative and I felt very comfortable. It was my first visit after seeing my usual dermatologist for over 10 years who recently moved out of the state, I feel i'm in good hands.

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I enjoyed meeting Dr. Gonzales. He is easy to talk to and was very thorough with his exam.

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Very thorough, prompt with only a few minutes wait and very anxious to hear what you say.

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Always great to see Dr. Gonzales, always so helpful and encouraging.

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I have been seeing Dr. Gonzalez for over 5 years. It's easy and convenient to get an appt. He's is very personal, professional and has helped me tremendously. His staff is efficient and helpful. He's a great dermatologist and he always hears my concerns/issues and finds a solution.

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